Im Having A Problem With Curling And Brittleness..can Someone Help Please?

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  1. #1 marybell, May 30, 2013
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    Growing in dirt, ocean forest fox farm. Just transplanted 2 weeks ago into 7 gal pots. using 600metal halide 22/2..which I know is kinda alot of light..most of plants are great..on some though there are a few huge leaves that have this issue..then some don't have any leaves like this. They are curled and brittle and a point broke off even when watering on one leaf. Just gave some humeric acid to lower Ph, hoping that helps..but not totally sure what the problem is..any advice please


    PS the small layer of gravel on top is an awesome solution to a huge gnat problem I had in the past. Tried ALL the solutions sold on the market, and this is WHAT WORKS!

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  2. Hey marybell, I can see that your issue is very minuscule but even a minor issue will seemingly torment at times because we like to know what is ailing our plants. Thing is, I could get at your issue, but then I would have to ask for an accurate ph run-off measurement and you are in 7 gallon pots, and your problem is minor, it can only be speculative at this point. Sooner or later you will probably need to flush since your in soil and correction will be required at some point and time. I might suggest that you keep future grows in smaller pots until plants require a replant for easier correction if needed. One thing I will add, if your issue is a micro imbalance, you can always foliage feed for correction, it works well and is a very quick fix if it's applied at full strength with plants pulled away from the lights, several times a day with an NPK of low values. If it's not micro it could be RH, but the pix look like micro's to me, it's hard to say?
  3. I was thinking that if this issue continues to weigh on you and you are the type like myself that likes to know you could do something like this: you could get a gallon of distilled water and pour it around the outer edges of the containers if the soil is not pulled away from the edges, and test the ph run-off that way, you wouldn't have concern about over watering, and I could tell you exactly what might be the issue with your girl if it's not environmental.
  4. U think this could be grim to much light, or light to close? AndI am kinda a perfectionist in this regard lol..but I'm also not super experienced soo looking for others opinions on the u mean micro like liquid karma? Is that what u mean? I'm not up on all the lingo used, especially here cuzI just joined the forum. I'm totally self taught and this is the first time talking to others with the same "hobby" lol.. I did the Ph by just pushing into the soil after I watered and they were around 6.7 before adding the humeric yesterday..I didn't wanna pull dirt and mess up my gravel like the instructions say to do lol....also thanks much for offering advice, I may try soon if nothing else helps..I also just raised the lights a little cuz I was afraid the closeness was causing it


  5. If you're fairly certain about your ph then your probably okay in micro's... when we talk about micro's we're talking, zinc, iron, manganese and others.
  6. Here is a thought.
    By looking at the second picture I can see, between the veins are, yellow patches formed half way up. Could you possibly be overwatering causing the Mg in the soil to be unavailable?
    They runoff ph is 6.7? Is that correct?
  7. There's no yellow patches. I just put the tester in the soil and tested it wet..didn't do the runoff thing u all have been saying..actually never tried that even lol


  8. I've heard that ocean forest has alot of nitrogen. I'm worried that's the cause maybe..could the lights being to close do that?


  9. It's not heat stress, the light should be good. A soil ph around 6.5, that is run-off, will allow then nutrients to be chemically available to the root zone. If it is off your plant can't consume the right about of vitamins and minerals to grow to the best of it's ability. When you test your run off, you can diagnose your plants excess or deficiencies. :D
    Between the veins I see yellow...kinda points to Mg for me. JAO
  10. We need all the info on your grow including: 

    What type of medium; soil or hydro?
    What brand and type of soil?
    Indoors or outdoors?
    What strain?
    How old are the plants?
    What type of lights and how many watts?
    How far from the lights?
    What is your watering frequency and source of water?
    What, how much and when was it fed? NPK?
    What is the medium/runoff pH and PPM if in hydro?
    What are the temps and humidity in the room?
    What size pots?
    Any bugs? Look real close.
    Any other pertinent info?

    If any of these questions have already been answered please disregard as I cut and paste this for everyone. 

    If there is leaf discoloration please TAKE PICTURES WITH ALL GROW LIGHTS OFF, ESPECIALLY HPS & LED's. Taking pictures and taking them with lights off, allows us to see what the leaf discoloration looks like. 


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